Cash and cigarettes were taken in an armed robbery of a Northland petrol station this morning and police are urgently appealing for sightings of two vehicles which may have been involved.
Acting Detective Sergeant Greg Johnson said three people entered the BP in Moerewa about 6.50am today. Two were armed with weapons and took the drawers from two tills with cash and grabbed cigarettes before fleeing on foot.
The sole female station worker was not injured but left shaken by the incident.
All three - two males and one female - were all dressed in dark clothing and had their faces covered.
Police have since recovered a grey Mazda Proceed vehicle on Mangakahia Rd, which was believed to be linked to the robbery. A second vehicle, a black ute or similar, was also believed to be involved.
Mr Johnson said police wanted to hear about any sightings of the two vehicles between 6.50am and 7.30am on Mangakahia Rd, Otira Rd or Ngapipito Rd.
Anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or Kaikohe police on 09 4052960.